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Love is in the air! To celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021, here is our list of some of the best couples in TV history.
Lucy and Ricky, I Love Lucy
The lovable sitcom couple made history by positively representing a multi-ethnic marriage on TV, paving the way for others. Redheaded Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Cuban-born Ricky (Desi Arnaz) convey a marriage built on love, chemistry, and comedic antics.
While many fans focus on Ross and Rachel’s iconic off and on again relationship, the most solidified relationship in the series is Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry). From friends to secret lovers to husband and wife, this couple proved their immense love for each other. Their teamwork to make each other better makes them the best couple in the show.
This couple was popular for Glee fans everywhere. Referred to as Brittana, the couple began the show as friends. Santana (Naya Rivera) struggled with her harboring feelings for Brittany (Heather Morris) due to her fears of coming out as a lesbian. Though they dated and broke up throughout the seasons, they secured their relationship with a beautiful wedding in season six. It is bittersweet to watch their relationship now because of Naya Rivera’s sudden death in July of 2020.
As the strongest couple in the drama, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) prove time and time again that nothing can hinder their happiness. Through all the flash-forwards, Randall and Beth portray a healthy relationship built on trust and support. Even when they argue, they promote open communication rather than running away.
From business partners to lovers, David (Dan Levy) and Patrick (Noah Reid) bring happiness to viewers everywhere. Throughout the series, David grapples with finding where he belongs, making his marriage to Patrick that much sweeter. We still can’t forget when Patrick sang Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” for David; we had chills everywhere.
This couple “technically” didn’t get together until the first season’s final moments, but they still belong on our list. Taking on the enemies to lovers trope, Ben (Jaren Lewison) and Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) throw hilarious quips to determine who is the better student. Although they are class rivals, Ben shows he cares for Devi when he lets her stay at his house and drives her to Malibu to spread her father’s ashes with her mother. When they kiss at the end, it illustrates the cultivation of their chemistry and deep affection for one another.
Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Syd (Sheridan Pierce) showcase the wholesome nature of young romance. Elena comes out as a lesbian and finds love with Syd, who identifies as non-binary. With their openness and honesty with each other, they challenge the boundaries of sexuality and gender.
Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) represent a couple who have stuck together through all of the problems they faced. They handle social, political, and relationship issues together with complete honesty and communication. Through their commitment to their family and each other, they prove that love is patient and kind.
We love watching this couple evolve from flatmates to lovers. Although they jump between lovers and just friends throughout the series, we adore this couple’s lasting love for each other. Jess (Zoey Deschanel) and her eccentric but enchanting personality compliment Nick’s (Jake Johnson) sarcastic but charming self. This humorous couple proves that you can meet the love of your life anywhere, even in a loft with four male roommates.
Sometimes complete opposites just work, and it’s no different with this couple. While Linda (John Roberts) is bubbly and outspoken, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is introverted and grumpy. They show their deep love for each other through their differences; Bob joins Linda on her crazy theatric escapades while Linda buys Bob a vintage bacon weight. The partners in crime are an example for marriages everywhere.
Embed from Getty Images These various and widely known TV couples show audiences that love comes in many forms. Through all of the chaos, there is a chance of a “happily ever after.”
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Natalie Daniels is a Journalism major at Emerson College in Boston and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. With her love of entertainment news and positive storytelling, she is passionate about all things music, TV/ movies, and pop culture.
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